common upgrades


  • Air seal the home (which can include weather stripping and caulking)
  • Insulate the attic, crawl space and walls
  • Air seal and insulate duct work
  • Switch incandescent lights to CFLs or LEDs
  • Upgrade to high efficiency HVAC units (i.e. heat pumps, furnace or boiler, air conditioner)
  • Upgrade to ENERGY STAR appliances
  • Upgrade to a high efficiency water heater
  • Replace or install bath fans to improve ventilation
  • Replace windows
  • Weather strip windows and doors
  • Condition crawl spaces
  • Condition attics with foam and fireproof covering
  • Add new ductwork or reconfigure existing
  • Insulate pipes and add controls to boilers
  • Install programmable thermostats
  • Address health and safety issues
  • Fix moisture issues inside and out
spring weather tips older insulation hot + cold + drafty rooms moisture + mold
summer weather tips older appliances leaky windows + doors asthma + respiratory illness
fall weather tips older HVAC common upgrades
winter weather tips water efficiency for professionals